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nclemens

07:12AM | 08/17/07
Member Since: 08/16/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Our GE Profile refridgerator has had a persistent chemical smell for the past 3 weeks, smells almost like lighter fluid or a BBQ grill. The smell started before we had food in the fridge so that is not the culprit, but soon after we had our hardwood floors refinished. The polyurethane smell from the floors was strong throughout the house for 2 weeks after being refinished and has since dissapated, however the fridge still has a lighter fluid-esque odor that gets into the food, ice, etc. Could the fridge odor be related to the floors, or is there a problem with the fridge? Thanks

BV001355

02:07PM | 06/19/13
I have the exact thing. After saw your post, I believe the smell caused by floor finishing.

BV004525

03:56PM | 05/31/14
I have this! Did the smell ever disapate?

BV004576

08:58PM | 06/05/14
I have the same problem and is not related to floor. Someone mentioned possible ice dispenser motor.

BV008344

09:59PM | 07/13/15
We had our floors refinished and are experiencing the exact same thing! What did you do to fix this? We have emptied the ice tray and cleaned it out,. It's now been about a week post polly. Ice still smells!

BV008449

05:29PM | 07/24/15
Has anyone determined the time frame for the smell and ice cube taste to clear? Ours started shortly after we had our hardwood floors done as well.

BV008624

09:38PM | 08/10/15
Same here! Anyone knows how to get rid of smell?

FixItGirlie

02:23PM | 08/11/15
Member Since: 08/04/15
6 lifetime posts
I would not put up with that from a brand new refrigerator. You need to call the folks you bought it from and have them fix it. That's ridiculous.

BV008805

08:25AM | 08/30/15
Same problem here after refinishing. Dying to know how long this is going to last.
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